Although the technology is advancing by leaps and bounds, especially in the field of engineering used in the materials used in the manufacture of devices, the fact is that the devices are often our coworkers as smartphones and tablets seem to be getting more prone to breakage and damage to minor hit.
This is especially true on their screens, element absolutely essential to its operation time. And while there are some protection technologies like those developed by Corming with Gorilla Glass, the truth is that few devices in the market that use it, and most of them high-end.
Nowadays, few are the phones and tablets using these materials, which is very common to find many people who continue to use your device even with the screen broken. This is mainly due to the cost of repair, which depending on the model and brand of device, often is very close to the selling price again.
In case we have suffered this problem, and we do not know what to do about it, this article will find information to know to make a decision.
The first thing to know is that no manufacturer extends a guarantee to cover the cost of repairing a screen because they assume that in the event of breakage, we are the culprits, fact that 100% of the time is true. We should not wait or waste time trying to make the breaking of the screen are covered by the warranty, it’s a bad idea.
What is the best option?
At this point, the shortest way is to carry the device to the official technical service assistance, since they have the original spare parts and skilled labor, which will do the best job, and best of all is we not void the remaining warranty of our device.
But we must keep in mind is that most of the time this can be quite expensive and may reach the total cost of repair up to 50% of the total cost of the device. A relationship that is not very fair, especially if our tablet or smartphone already has a few years on the market.
At this point, it is best to reckon sit and evaluate the purchase of a new device, which undoubtedly will offer better advantages and features.
Other cheaper options
Carry our device to authorized service, it is our best alternative when it comes to modern devices. Now, what to do with the devices that are not of a recognized brand or already have a much time in the market? In this sense, repairing a smartphone or tablet of a generic brand and outdated model in an authorized service is a waste of time and money.
The same applies to outdated smartphones, since the cellular and generic tablets, also called “Chinese” have no technical assistance.
Then, and only in these scenarios, we can bring the device to an independent service, which possess the technical skills, knowledge, tools and parts to repair our phone or tablet without problems and at a significantly lower cost.
Prevention is better
Another option we have available is hiring an insurance service that covers us the costs of repair of our device in case of breakage, loss or theft, always remembering to read to the last clause to avoid problems when effectuate a repair.